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National Politics|By Charlie Cook, July 8, 2016

FBI Dir­ect­or James Comey’s an­nounce­ment Tues­day morn­ing that Hil­lary Clin­ton will not be in­dicted ef­fect­ively re­moves one of the last im­port­ant vari­ables in this pres­id­en­tial elec­tion—at least any that we know about. Comey’s rather re­mark­able 15-minute, na­tion­ally tele­vised state­ment care­fully re­viewed the FBI’s year-long in­vest­ig­a­tion in­to al­leg­a­tions that...

Senate Overview|By Charlie Cook, July 5, 2016

The word “volatile” doesn’t begin to describe the fight for a Senate majority this year. With the current split of 54 Republicans and 46 Democrats, the Democrats need a net gain of four seats if they retain the White House (the incoming vice president would break the tie in that event) and five seats if Republicans win the presidential race. The questions that political analysts are asking...

National Politics|By Charlie Cook, July 1, 2016

In terms of Amer­ic­an polit­ics, Bri­tain’s vote to leave the European Uni­on is something of a “Goldilocks” event. In­stead of strik­ing a bal­ance between too hot and too cold, the key to get­ting Brexit just right is not to read too much in­to it while also un­der­stand­ing its sig­ni­fic­ance.

National Politics|By Charlie Cook, June 24, 2016

This story was originally published on nationaljournal.com on June 20, 2016.

National Politics|By Charlie Cook, June 21, 2016

This story was originally published on nationaljournal.com on June 17, 2016.

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Charlie Cook is Editor and Publisher of the Cook Political Report and a political analyst for National Journal magazine, where he writes a twice weekly column. Charlie is considered one of the nation's leading authorities on American politics and U.S. elections.
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Al­most 130 years ago, Ger­man philo­soph­er Friedrich Ni­et­z­sche wrote, “That which does not kill us, makes us stronger.” In a per­verse way, BuzzFeed and CNN made Pres­id­ent-elect Trump stronger this week.

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The 2016 Political Environment

Updated November 25, 2015 | As the 2016 election cycle begins to take shape, the Cook Political Report has identified several metrics worth monitoring between now and Election Day.

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